Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt ~ Bombshell (Hollywood A-List #1) by CD Reiss

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Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is available now!

Bombshell by CD Reiss Publication Date: May 1st, 2017 Publisher: Montlake Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“But sometimes you just go through the motions until you wake up and realize you loved the kid all along.”


CD Reiss delivers one of my favourite tropes with Bombshell…the story of the single dad! There is something about a single dad story that gets us ladies panties in a bunch, so let the swooning begin. CD Reiss is one of my favourite authors and while I didn’t love, love, love this one, I liked, liked it.

Bombshell is not your usual Hollywood Actor gets with the nanny because CD Reiss puts her own unique twist on it. It was the voice of CD Reiss that kept those pages turning for me as no matter the subject this authors words just pull me in, every. Single. Time. Hollywood celebrity is not CD Reiss’s norm but I enjoyed this peek behind the scenes into the celebrity life style and half the time, it is not all it is cracked up to be.

Brad Sinclair had a rags to riches kind of story in the fact he came from a small little town until the glitz and glamour of Hollywood found him. Now an A-Lister and hot property Brad is on every directors wish list and just as he is about to embark on his next movie, his life totally changes. Brad finds out that he fathered a child before he made it big, the mother has just died and as such he is now the parent responsible for his daughter’s upbringing. Brad is still in the constant parties and a smorgasbord of women phase albeit his work ethic is sound and now everything changes and he doesn’t know where to start. I love his naivete and his growth from playboy to father.


“Cara held the door open for Nicole. My daughter deserved better, but she didn’t have better. She had me.”


Cara Dumont works for one of the most prestigious nanny agencies that is the go to for all of Hollywood royalty. Her work ethic is sound and because she is so good at her job she can pick and choose who she works for and actors and actresses are a definite no. For Cara, family values are at the top of her priority list, she is not a surrogate parent, she is an assistant and those parents that have no interest in their child do not interest her either.

Crossing paths with Brad’s daughter, Nicole, brings about an instant connection and leads to Cara breaking all her rules…


“I thought he was apologizing for what he’d done in the past, but he wasn’t. He was apologizing for what he would do in the future.”


CD Reiss delivers a slow burn romance where friendships are made first and foremost before neither can fight the inevitable. The sexual tension and chemistry between these two is seriously off the charts and the reader knows it is only a matter of time before these two cross that line. I loved how CD Reiss had these characters put Nicole first in every decision and how easily Brad was receptive to Cara’s ideas in answer to his new responsibilities.


“You know, if you break a vase and glue it back together, it’s bigger after it breaks? The glue takes up space. The cracks add to it…You’re my glue. You’ve made me bigger. Better. And you hold it together. All my life. I’m nothing without you.”


Both Brad and Cara have baggage and the past always has a habit of filtering itself back into the present and this is where the angst comes in. While I found this part of the story predictable and I saw it coming a mile off there was one revelation that I did not see coming that went some way to explaining Brad’s actions in some respects and made me look at him totally differently. While honesty should be at the forefront of any relationship sometimes pride comes before a fall and I wished Brad had been a little more honest from the very beginning, but hey, that is what makes these books unputdownable.

In summary, a cute, low angst, contemporary romance that was chock full of CD Reiss’s trademark chemistry, passion and hot sexy scenes. For me, Cara and Nicole made this book so I am flying the flag for them! I can’t wait to see what comes next from this author.


Excerpt:

The front door opened. I expected a housekeeper or butler, but it was the actor himself. 

I hadn’t forgotten how beautiful he was; I’d just chosen not to think about it. 

“Ma’am,” he said. Southern boy. Parents together. Christian elementary. Public secondary. Two years at USC Drama. Dates his costars for a month after the wrap party, then moves on. Poring through the trades and making calls, I’d discovered he’d spend at least eight of the next twelve months overseas doing action movies, but most had postproduction in town. 

“Mr. Sinclair,” I said, holding my hand out. “Nice to see you outside a bathroom.” 

He shook my hand. 

I’d shaken plenty of famous hands attached to gorgeous men, but my imagination was sparked by the way his fingers slid against mine to grasp them and the way our palms pressed together. My mind clouded over with ripped sheets, hard muscles, and soft skin. 

“Pleasure’s mine,” he said and my brain skipped like a trip on a cracked sidewalk over the word pleasure. 

He didn’t give me the oversincere hand-over-clasp to show me how damn happy he was to see me, but there was something intimate about that half a second. 

Just a consultation. 

I followed him into the house. Dora Donovan had designed it. Looked like her with her faux-midcentury white couch and shag rug. That wasn’t going to work with playdates unless he wanted to keep an upholsterer on staff. 

We went through the living room to a smaller room with a pool table smack in the middle. It had a stained glass Budweiser lamp over it and was racked for nine-ball. Dora Donovan had nothing to do with this room, for sure. 

“Wanna sit?” He held a chair out for me. The glass-topped table was just inside the open patio doors and was set with iced tea. 

I sat. 

“I’m not a date,” I said kindly, indicating the iced tea setup. “Just so you know. You don’t have to do things like hold the chair for me.” 

“Habit, I guess.” 

He sat opposite me. 

“Chivalry is nice. But with the nanny, whomever you hire, it can be misconstrued.” 

He smirked a little, as if misconstruing his own thoughts. I cleared my throat and pulled my jacket closed.

About the Author:


CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

Connect with CD Reiss:

Website: www.cdreiss.com 

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